Critics lashed out over Kaling's close-up, black-and-white cover, while Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Allison Williams' were featured in full-color, almost-full body cover images for Elle's February 2014 issue. "I was for the first time on the cover of a fashion magazine, which is such an awesome, nice thing," the Mindy Project star, 34, told David Letterman of the backlash. "I saw the cover... I thought I look so beautiful," Kaling said. I thought, 'Wow, I've never looked better.'"